St John Ambulance appoints new CEO
St John Ambulance has appointed Martin Houghton-Brown as its
next Chief Executive. He will also be CEO of the parent charity The
Priory of England & The Islands of the Order of St John.
Martin has spent the past five years as Chief Executive of
Depaul UK, a charity that helps people who are homeless, vulnerable
and disadvantaged. He steps down shortly as Chair of the National
Council of YMCAs in England and Wales, was previously CEO at
Missing People and a Deputy Director at the Children's Society.
Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis CBE, Prior and Chair of
Trustees said: 'I am delighted that we have made this appointment
and look forward to working closely with Martin. I am excited by
the energy and enthusiasm that he will bring to this vital
leadership role in our organisation.'
Martin Houghton-Brown said:
'I have been honoured to work for some of Britain’s finest
charities. Joining St John Ambulance, one of the most significant
volunteering charities in the nation, is a dream come true. I
aspire to see volunteers increasing their role in building safe and
healthy communities and I cannot think of a better place to realise
He will take up his post on 1 January 2018, succeeding Sue
Killen who left in September after 10 years' service. There
will be a short period of transition under the leadership of David
Springthorpe who currently holds the post of interim CEO.